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Empowering Dairy Workers | 30 Days, 30 Clinicians

MNC Yurany Ninco Sanchez [Editor’s Note: Happy Birthday, Migrant Clinicians Network! To celebrate our 30th anniversary this month, we are highlighting one clinician each day who has been honored in 30 Clinicians Making a Difference​​​, in which we profile the work of 30 diverse migrant clinicians from across the country and abroad.]

Today, Migrant Clinicians Network, the National Farm Medicine Center, and five other partners received an award from the National Safety Council for their collaborative efforts in developing and implementing the Seguridad en las Lecherías: Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety Project. To celebrate the award, MCN launched our Seguridad page, which offers a five-module bilingual curriculum to educate dairy workers on health and safety on the job, with bilingual, low literacy, and culturally appropriate training materials.

Yurany Ninco Sanchez, one of our 30 Clinicians Making a Difference, is an essential partner in the Seguridad project. As the the Community Outreach Trainer for the National Farm Medicine Center, Yurany Ninco Sanchez has visited over 50 dairy operations in Wisconsin and Minnesota, trialling the curriculum provided above, and testing out the promotor model of delivery of the curriculum. Her profile, which you can read here, goes into why dairy workers need the training, and her dedication to the empowerment of workers throughout her career thus far.

Help us honor the work of Yurany Ninco Sanchez by sharing her profile. And, make sure to check out the profiles of all 30 clinicians at the 30 Clinicians Making a Difference webpage.

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